Reprehensable Darrell Issa Hearts Car Thieves

During his ‘questioning’ at the House hearing (or ‘earing’ according to the CSpan feed) on Political Influence of Climate Science Reporting, Reprehensible Darrell Issa finally admitted the truth. He hearts car thieves. Or at least he holds no anamosity towards them. After all, they used to make his old company money.

This came out during yesterday’s hearings while he was questioning a former lobbyist.

Before coming to the White House, witness Philip Cooney worked for the American Petroleum Institute which is a kind of Mecca for Global Climate Change Denialists (Islamofascist – Sciencenazi it’s all the same really). Of course he isn’t a scientist, Mr Cooney was a lawyer/lobbyist.

Anyway, during questioning Rep. Issa asked Mr Cooney whether he still held allegiance to ‘big oil’ or to the president. Mr. Cooney gave the impression that if the president is green Mr. Cooney would start singing like Kermit the Frog (It’s not easy being green…).

He agreed that his views were like totally those of the president and he didn’t bring any actual intelligence to the job. A point the two gentlemen apparently share.

While kissing ass agreeing, the elected public servant (California?! WTF?) came up with the following money quote.

I don’t see a conflict there. I came from and industry that produced car alarms. And I have no loyalty to car alarms nor anamosity to car thieves that exist in Washington today. I’ve moved on. [Check out the C-Span feed yourself. Minute 51. ]

A Republican congressman turns car thief lover and a former API lobbyist turns green.

What’s next? Will the earth start heating up?! Oh. Yeah.

3 comments so far

  1. mark on

    I wish someone would point out that Issa is essentially responsible for one of the largest public nuisances in existence. The goddamn aftermarket car alarm that goes off all the damn time.

    And really, do car alarms stop car thieves? I wouldn’t expect Issa to dislike car thieves because his product never did anything about them anyway.

  2. blc303 on

    If it would bring votes, I’m sure Rep. Issa would find a way to connect car thieves with the GWOT and start waving the flag.

    On the other hand the stoopid beep beep beep alarm things never did much. Who really cared?

    Those types of alarms never got that much traction in Germany because I think they got outlawed for being a public nuisance. I never hear them here unless they are on a foreign car.

    Immobilizer systems are a whole different story. They seem to work fairly well. At least until the thieves start buying aftermarket replacement systems. Then they just remove one and replace it with their own and viola – a new (used) car.

  3. Ted on

    Let’s also not forget that in 1980, Issa was arrested (though later the charges were dropped) for of all things, stealing a car. He claims the whole ugly affair was his brother’s idea.

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